Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’

Gimme Five! Valentine hearts

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Selection of Valentine hearts gift ideas | @hisforhome

We’ve brought together the perfect Valentine hearts selection that will show your other half that you put a bit of thought into the day – it might make a change from flowers & chocolates.

Does anything say ‘I love you’ more than the gift of 250 Love Hearts mini rolls? 😉

  1. Heart fabric: £3.76, Etsy
  2. Heart  bowl with ladle: £33, Royal Design
  3. Antique heart-shaped cheese mould: £33.60 each, English Abode
  4. Love heart envelope clutch bag: £25, ASOS
  5. 250 Love Heart mini rolls: £19.99, Love Hearts

Cakes & Bakes: Chocolate mousse

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Chocolate mousse in heart-shaped ramekins | H is for Home

We don’t do the Valentine’s night restaurant ‘thing’ – long rows of tables for two, knocking elbows with the couples either side. So we usually stay in with something good to eat and a bottle of red.

This Valentine’s, Justin made gnocchi Gorgonzola and I made chocolate mousse for dessert (I even served them in heart-shaped ramekins). We rented a film, bought a bottle of nice Shiraz and settled in for the night… perfect!

Chocolate mousse isn’t quite a cake or a bake but I thought I’d share the recipe anyway! I tweaked a recipe from Gordon Ramsay’s Sunday Lunch: And Other Recipes from the F Word

Cakes & Bakes: Chocolate mousse

Yield: makes 4

Cakes & Bakes: Chocolate mousse

Ingredients

  • 100g dark chocolate
  • 300ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp brandy
  • 1 egg white
  • 50g caster sugar
  • White chocolate shavings, to garnish
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Instructions

  1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and set aside. In a small saucepan, heat half of the cream until boiling
  2. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate pieces and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl set over a large bowl of iced water and add the rest of the cream and brandy
  4. Using a hand-held electric whisk, beat the mixture to soft peaks
  5. Remove the bowl from the iced water
  6. Whisk the egg white with a hand-held electric beater until it forms stiff peaks
  7. Add the sugar to the egg white, one tablespoon at a time, whisking continuously
  8. Using a large metal spoon, carefully fold the meringue through the chocolate mixture
  9. Spoon or pipe into chilled ramekins or serving glasses/pots
  10. Garnish with the white chocolate shavings
  11. Serve immediately or chill for up to 2 days
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Happy Valentines Day

Friday, February 14th, 2014

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vintage red enamel coffee jugdecorated with little white hearts

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